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Alice Bakker

Rock Valley, IA: Alice Bakker, 92, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 6, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5, at Porter Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School. 

   Alice (Vande Stouwe) Bakker, daughter of Gerrit John and Susie (Van Den Top) Vande Stouwe, was born January 19, 1928, at Alvord, Iowa. Alice was united in marriage with Albert Bakker on May 7, 1947, at Fairview, South Dakota. Together they were dairy farmers near Rock Rapids, Iowa, Fairview, South Dakota, and Hull, Iowa, before retiring and moving to Rock Valley, Iowa in 1990. Albert died December 25, 2009.

   Alice worked as a custodian for several years at Van Zee Enterprises and the Energy Center in Rock Valley. She enjoyed flower gardening and watching the birds in her backyard. She was an animal lover and also liked to go shopping. More importantly, Alice had a strong faith in God. She was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation and the Martha Mission Guild.

   Alice is survived by her two brothers, Gerrit (Lois) Vande Stouwe of Rock Valley and Clarence (Faye) Vande Stouwe of Apple Valley, California; sisters-in-law, Margaret Vande Stouwe,  Gertrude Vande Stouwe, Angeline (Gilbert) Hoogendoorn, Marie Bakker, all of Rock Valley, Leola Bakker of Hull, and Evelyn Bakker of Sioux Center, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrit John and Susie Vande Stouwe; husband, Albert; and two brothers, Jake and William Vande Stouwe.


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